Star Wars: The Clone Wars returned with new episodes after years of seemingly fruitless fan campaigns for a revival, and the seventh and final season on Disney+ is finally finishing the stories of Ahsoka and the rest of the characters in the final days of the Republic. While Star Wars fans know how the Clone Wars end thanks to Revenge of the Sith, The Clone Wars is filling in some vital blanks, and voice actress Ashley Eckstein has weighed in on why Season 7 is packed with hope, how Ahsoka's legacy will endure, and more.
With the full run of The Clone Wars so far, the ongoing seventh season, and the full run of Clone Wars' follow-up series Star Wars Rebels all available streaming on Disney+, Ashley Eckstein shared with CinemaBlend whether these series (all featuring Ahsoka) are suitable for binge-watching:
With Star Wars: The Clone Wars bridging the gap between Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, and Star Wars Rebels filling in the final years ahead of the original Star Wars trilogy, the shows can definitely become addictive to Star Wars fans. Considering The Clone Wars is only weeks away from seven full seasons and Rebels offers four seasons, these shows can keep viewers busy for more than just a couple of days!
Considering current events have meant more people staying home, streaming TV may have more appeal than ever. Ashley Eckstein shared how Ahsoka can represent hope with The Clone Wars and even Season 7, despite the upcoming events of Revenge of the Sith:
With Disney+ offering so much new and classic Star Wars content, series like The Clone Wars and Rebels have the potential to reach even greater audiences than they did back in their days on cable. The Mandalorian was a big attraction to Disney+ when the streaming service launched in late 2019, putting Star Wars TV on the radar of a lot of people who might not have checked it out before.
With The Clone Wars culminating in the upcoming Siege of Mandalore arc that sets the stage for some storylines in Star Wars Rebels and potentially even The Mandalorian, Ashley Eckstein addressed whether the Siege of Mandalore would be a good hook:
Ashley Eckstein teased that she's seen the Siege of Mandalore episodes of The Clone Wars, and while she of course didn't drop any details about what fans can expect from the final chapter of the Star Wars saga ahead of Revenge of the Sith, fans clearly have a lot to look forward to.
Of course, the end of Clone Wars also means the end of the Ahsoka's journey before the fall of the Republic, but that doesn't have to mean the end of Ahsoka. The character will make her live-action debut on The Mandalorian, Star Wars TV fans were thrilled (albeit a little worried) when Ashley Eckstein voiced Ahsoka again for Rise of Skywalker, and Eckstein has a new book about Ahsoka's journey.
When I noted that Ahsoka's legacy is enduring, Ashley Eckstein responded:
Ahsoka really has survived some of the unlikeliest odds of any character in the Star Wars saga, and Clone Wars fans can at least be confident she won't meet her end in the Siege of Mandalore thanks to Rebels. Fans can also see another example of Ahsoka's legacy extending beyond Clone Wars thanks to Ashley Eckstein's new Star Wars book, available now, called I Am A Padawan.
Ashley Eckstein shared the process of getting to write the book:
As the voice of Ahsoka in projects ranging from The Clone Wars to Star Wars Rebels to Forces of Destiny, Ashley Eckstein is uniquely qualified to tell a story revolving around the character.
Ashley Eckstein went on to explain why the Little Golden Book can be important for adults as well as children:
Ashley Eckstein's I Am A Padawan book is available now for a new look at Ahsoka's journey as a Padawan. You can also find Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka with the remaining episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Disney+.
One more episode remains of Ahsoka's adventures with the Martez sisters before the Siege of Mandalore arc marks the beginning of the end of Clone Wars, so be sure to check out Disney+ (opens in new tab) on Fridays to find out what happens next.
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